From Spider-Man to Leap of Faith, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
09 Mar 2012

Show: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Preview: Nov. 12, 2011
Opening: Dec. 11, 2011
Closing: Jan. 29, 2012
Creators: Music by Burton Lane. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. New book by Peter Parnell. Directed and reconceived by Michael Mayer.
Original Principal Cast: Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Mark Bruckner, David Turner as David Gamble, Jessie Mueller as Melinda Wells, Kerry O'Malley as Dr. Sharone Stein, Drew Gehling as Warren Smith, Sarah Stiles as Muriel Bunson and Paul O'Brien as Anton / Dr. Leo Kravis.
Synopsis: "Love blooms in unexpected places in the delightfully reimagined world of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," according to producers. "Still in love with his deceased wife, Dr. Mark Bruckner (Connick, Jr.), a dashing psychiatrist and professor, unknowingly takes on the case of his life with David Gamble (Turner), a quirky young florists' assistant. While putting David under hypnosis to help him quit smoking so he can move in with his perfect boyfriend Warren (Gehling), Dr. Bruckner stumbles upon what he believes to be David’s former self — a dazzling and self-possessed 1940s jazz singer Melinda Wells (Mueller). Instantly intrigued by Melinda, Dr. Bruckner finds himself swept up in the pursuit of an irresistible (and impossible) love affair with this woman from another time and place, who may or may not have ever existed."

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